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  • Airman’s Spotlight: Airman 1st Class Monet Gaston-Crevelle

    Airman 1st Class Monet Gaston-Crevelle, 47th Medical Operations Squadron mental health technician, says when she sees her teammates, she also tries to envision herself in their shoes. She finds this helps her be more considerate of them rather than focused on herself. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Anne McCready)
  • Devil Dash 2019

    Capt. Omar Alkorek, 47th Medical Operations Squadron dentist, rests after running the Devil Dash 5K at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, on May 4, 2019. More than 200 people signed up to run and earned $3,500 for the Air Warrior Courage Foundation. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Anne McCready)
  • Master Sgt. Blackwell visits Laughlin, talks service

    Building combat ready leaders and warriors involves many steps—one of which is an understanding of the past. With readiness and resiliency in mind, Master Sgt. (ret) Lee Blackwell visited Laughlin on May 2, 2019, to talk about how he turned tragedies and adverse experiences into lifelong tools for growth.
  • Command philosophy: professionalism, mission, balance

    Professionalism, Mission, and Balance are key components of my command philosophy. These are components that I feel are crucial for mission success, the health of the force, longevity, personal satisfaction, and personal drive.
  • XLer of the week: Pepper Barrera

    Pepper Barrera, 47th Medical Group utilization and case manager, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of April 22, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The “XLer” award, presented by Col. Lee Gentile, 47th Flying Training Wing commander, is given to those who consistently make outstanding contributions to their unit and the Laughlin mission.
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Andrew Longaker

    Staff Sgt. Andrew Longaker, a 47th Comptroller Squadron accounting technician, discusses the importance of keeping all of the Comprehensive Airman Fitness pillars strong and stable. “These pillars all rely on one another, meaning that when one pillar is weakened or destroyed, the other three pillars have to carry more weight,” Longaker said. “Eventually, one weakened pillar leads to four weakened pillars, damaging the integrity of any Airman. Lower fitness levels can eventually lead to lower energy levels and failed PT Tests, which can begin to affect the Mental & Social pillars if they go unchecked.” (U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman John A. Crawford)
  • Benjamin Rawald named Air Force Military Child of the Year

    Nominated twice before, Benjamin Rawald from Del Rio, Texas, was named the 2019 Air Force Military Child of the Year Award. Benjamin, a 17-year-old junior, has dedicated years of effort with the Boy Scouts of America, which has brought him to the attention of the community and the nation.
  • XLer of the week: Airman 1st Class Arial Taylor

    Airman 1st Class Arial Taylor, a 47th Comptroller Squadron commander support staff administration journeyman, was chosen by wing leadership to be the “XLer” of the week, for the week of April 17, 2019, at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas.
  • SUPT Classes 19-08 and 19-09 set to graduate

    Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training Classes 19-08 and 19-09 graduate after 52 weeks of training at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, April 19, 2019. Laughlin is the home of the 47th Flying Training Wing, whose mission is to train the next generation of multi-domain combat aviators, deploy mission-ready warriors and develop professional, confident leaders. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Airman 1st Class Marco A. Gomez)
  • Airman’s Spotlight: Tech. Sgt. Janine White

    In a bid to enhance the leadership of students enrolled in the specialized undergraduate pilot training program, the 47th Student Squadron recently made Tech. Sgt. Janine White, the 47th Operations Support Squadron radar and weather systems NCO in-charge, the STUS’ first sergeant—a new position itself.
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